SocInfo 2012 will take place at EPFL, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The main conference room will be the Salle Polyvalente (SPO).

The workshops will happen in the following rooms:

  • JITSO 2012: BC 420, EPFL
  • TRIP Workshop (EINS): BC 410, EPFL
  • FuturICT Meeting: CE 105, EPFL

Public Wi-Fi access will be provided, as well as extension cords and power strips. Please do not forget to bring the appropriate plug adapter!

Check also the detailed guide on how to access the EPFL campus.


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EPFL is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. With the status of a national school since 1969, the young engineering school has grown in many dimensions, to the extent of becoming one of the most famous European institutions of science and technology.

With over 350 laboratories and research groups on campus, EPFL is one of Europe’s most innovative and productive scientific institutions. Ranked top 3 in Europe and top 20 worldwide in many scientific rankings, EPFL has attracted the best researchers in their fields. Its main campus brings together over 11,000 persons, students, researchers and staff.

EPFL is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of the largest lake in Europe, Lake Geneva and at the foot of the Alps and Mont-Blanc.


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Lausanne (French pronunciation: [loˈzan]) is a city in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and is the capital of the canton of Vaud. The city is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman ). It faces the French town of Évian-les-Bains, with the Jura mountains to its north-west. Lausanne is located 62 km (39 mi) northeast of Geneva.

Lausanne has a population (as of December 2010) of 127,821, making it the fifth largest city of the country, with the entire agglomeration area having over 330,000 inhabitants. The Metropolitan Area of Lausanne-Geneva is over 1.2 million inhabitants. The headquarters of the International Olympic Committee are located in Lausanne – the IOC officially recognises the city as the Capitale Olympique – as are the headquarters of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. It lies in the middle of a wine region. The city has a 28-station metro system, making it the smallest city in the world to have a rapid transit system.

All about Switzerland


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